NPWBA: Operators knock off the Connectors 59-50, Angels stop Cheetahs 46-38


Senior Sports Reporter

THE Bommer G Lady Operators and the Foxy Lady Angels won the New Providence Women's Basketball Association double header played at the DW Davis Gymnasium on Saturday night.

In the opener, the Lady Operators knocked off the Lady Connectors 59-50 and the Lady Angels got by the Lady Cheetahs 46-38 in the feature contest.

The games were played following Thursday night's action when the Lady Operators stunned the Lady Angels 80-39 behind Brianna Stevens' 18 points and the Cheetahs won over the Connectors 60-42 as Briontar Riley and Tanea Bowleg led the attack with 16 apiece. The games completed the second week of the season, which according to president Mynez Cargill, should be an exciting one with just four teams entered.

"Even though there are only four teams, I definitely see a new look," Sherman said. "I see a start of something good whereby we have a group of younger players in the league this year. The Foxxy Angels, coached by Anthony Swaby, have an entire team of high school players, so that is a plus for women's basketball.

"The Cheetahs is basically the same with about 50 per cent of their players seem to be younger players, so I am impressed to see the amount of young players who would have entered the league this year. That is a plus for the league and a good start to the sustainability of the league right now."

The Lady Operators, coached by Donnie Culmer, is one of the more experienced teams and should be a contender for the title. The Lady Cheetahs is coached by Deven 'Dee' Johnson and the Lady Connectors by Perry Darling.

The teams will play atleast three rounds with games on tap every Thursday and Saturday before they begin the playoffs.

• Here's a summary:

Lady Angels 46,

Lady Cheetahs 38

Antonicia Moultrie, in 32 minutes and 53 seconds, scored 13 points as she went 5-for-10 from the field, 2-for-3 from behind the three-point arch and 1-for-2 from the free throw line with four steals, three assists and three rebounds to lead Foxxy to victory.

Veronaye Charlton had 10 points with two assists and two steals, while Latavia Brennen had nine points, 14 rebounds and three steals. Dwaniqua Rolle added seven points, three rebounds and three steals.

Briontae Riley had 11 points and four steals to pace the Lady Cheetahs. Tanica Joseph was their next best scorer with six points, eight rebounds and two assists. Tanea Bowleg had five points.

Lady Operators 58,

Lady Connectors 50

Sharell Cash, in 23:06 seconds, exploded for 12 points on 5-for-5 from the field and 2-for-2 from the foul line to go along with three assists in the win for the Lady Operators.

Britenique Harrison had 11 points, 11 rebounds, seven block shots and two steals to help out. Garcia Hanna had nine points, seven rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block, Shaniqua Thompson had eight points, four steals and two assists, Tracy Lewis had six points, three rebounds, two assists and as many steals and Alkeia Rolle chipped in with five points.

In a losing effort, Shanell Frazer had a game high 19 points on 6-for-16 from the field, 1-for-4 from the three-point line and 6-for-6 from the charity stripe in 32:49 minutes.

Kristineque Moss added 10 points, eight assists and five rebounds, Lakeisha Rolle had eight points and seven rebounds and Samara Barr chipped in with seven points and nine rebounds.


7pm - Lady Operators vs

Lady Angels

8pm - Lady Connectors

vs Lady Cheetahs


7pm - Lady Cheetahs vs

Lady Operators

8pm - Lady Angels vs

Lady Connectors